How To Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition)

In this tutorial, you will learn how to unlock the bootloader on your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Fan Edition. A bootloader is the piece of code that runs before the operating system. It instructs the phone how to boot up and how to find the system kernel. The bootloader image is always specific to a device because every phone has different specifications and processors.

What is a bootloader?

As with any other Android phone, the Galaxy S20 FE has its own bootloader. There is an issue, however. Samsung has locked the bootloader of the Galaxy S20 FE for security reasons. If you are an average consumer, you will never care that your phone has a locked bootloader. But if you are a power user that likes to tinker with your phone, a locked bootloader is a big problem. ROMs, mods and custom files are a big part of the Android experience. However, with a locked bootloader, you cannot flash custom ROMs, kernels, or root the phone.

Before you can do any of these, you need to unlock the bootloader of your Galaxy S20 FE. Luckily, Samsung has made it very easy for users to unlock the bootloader, at least on the Exynos variants.

You can unlock the bootloader only if you have the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S20 FE. Due to carrier limitations, you cannot unlock the bootloader on any Snapdragon or US variants of the phone. Download Phone Info from the Play Store to find the chip manufacturer.

How To Unlock Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Bootloader

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By unlocking the bootloader, all data on your phone including apps, files, photos, videos in the internal storage will be deleted. 

  1. Unlock your phone and open the Settings menu.
  2. Scroll down and tap on About Phone -> Software Information.
  3. Find Build Number. Quickly tap seven times. This will enable Developer Options.
  4. Go back to the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on Developer Options.
  5. There is a toggle called OEM Unlocking: Allow the bootloader to be unlocked. Tap on the toggle.
  6. Now press and hold the power button. Tap on Power off to turn off the phone.
  7. Hold the volume up and volume down buttons while connecting your phone to a computer via a USB cable. The phone will boot into Download Mode.
  8. The phone will show a Warning screen. Press and hold the volume up button one more time.
  9. The phone will show an Unlock Bootloader? screen. Press and hold the volume up button.

This will unlock the bootloader of your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. Once the bootloader is unlocked, all data on your phone will be deleted. The phone will revert to stock factory settings.

Congrats! Now you can install custom recoveries, ROMs, or Magisk for root access.


  1. It’s what you get when you follow the advice of a wanna-be script kiddy … who just posts stuff they have never done themselves and just heard about.
    Check the XDA-developers web-site and you will notice that virtually all snapdragon based s20 versions do NOT have OEM unlocking accessible, nor are there any know exploits to do so.
    Again… it appears to me that the OP never did themselves what they are claiming to give advice on. Sad … anoying … ignorant.
    (I will apoligize if they can prove me wrong … but am not holding my breath at the moment).


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